Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Ring! Ring!

Me: "Hello?"

Child Placement Specialist: "Hello Mama Foster, how are you today?"

Me: (laughs because they don't just cut to the chase and ask me if I will take the kids) "Good, how are you?"

Child Placement Specialist: "I'm good. I know that you said that children younger than Lizzy or around the same age won't work right now, I was wondering if an older child might work."

Me: "No, I said the child would need to be much younger than Lizzy, we probably wouldn't consider anyone over 1 year old right now"

(No, I still haven't told anyone that I am pregnant)

Child Placement Specialist: "Oh, ok, let me write that down this time so I don't call you for the older ones anymore"

(This is the 3rd time they have called me and try to get me to take an older child)

Me: "Ok, perfect, thank you. Good luck finding a home for this child."

Child Placement Specialist: "Thanks Mama Foster, Good bye."

And I sit back and chuckle that I am still considering taking a child under one year old at all...especially after I swore I would never take another placement from this agency.


Debbie said...

Haha! I love how they don't seem to remember the important stuff like what you're open to.

I must have missed the pregnancy announcement. CONGRATULATIONS!

Bobbie said...

you "swore" you would never take another placement from this agency? (i'm giving you a 'look') you are setting yourself up to be a liar :)
i love you, and i know how your mind/heart works---it is amazing you have not said "yes" yet. which is yet another reason why I love you---you want to help these kids that are in such great need.
you are a wonderful person.

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

Good for you for not caving into each call:)

Tammy (aka. "Mimi") said...

Yeah, they DO tend to call for everything under the sun, don't they? :-) I loved how my agency called ME... A SINGLE, full-time working mom for a sibling group of three... Ages 2, 1, and 5 days old. REALLY!?! "Sure! Let's just send me to the funny farm now, shall we?!?"